‘Brilliant. Bad. A little bit mad.’
Cruella is a 2021 American comedy crime film about the rebellious early days of notoriously fashionable villainess Cruella de Vil.
Directed by Craig Gillespie (I Tonya; The Finest Hours; Fright Night 2011) from a screenplay co-written by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, based on a story co-written by Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel and Steve Zissis, and the character from Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
The movie stars Emma Stone (La La Land), Emma Thompson, Mark Strong and Paul Walter Hauser.
In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, Estella, a young con artist and a clever and creative girl is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves.
One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly Haute. Unfortunately, their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella…
Cruella will be released on May 28th 2021.
Cast and characters:
Emma Stone … Cruella de Vil
Emma Thompson … Baroness
Paul Walter Hauser … Horace
Joel Fry … Jasper
Jamie Demetriou … Gerald
Gianni Calchetti … Ball Guest
Michelle Greenidge … Viking Gala Guard
John McCrea … Artie
Tony McCarthy … Buddus Gang Inmate
Chloé Booyens … Student Passerby
Haruka Abe … Liberty
Niamh Lynch … Liberty Shop Girl